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    Canada at 2023 FIBA World Cup

    The 2023 FIBA World Cup was held in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia from 25 August to 10 September 2023. Canada qualified by finishing the FIBA AmeriCup 2022 tournament in fourth place. Point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander became the first Canadian to be named to a World Cup All-Tournament team. Dillon Brooks scored the most points ever by a Canadian in a single World Cup game (39) and was named the tournament’s Best Defensive Player. The team made history by winning bronze — Canada’s first medal in a men’s basketball event since joining FIBA in 1936. The team was named Team of the Year by the Canadian Press.

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    Canada Cup (World Cup of Hockey)

    Capitalizing on the public interest aroused by the Canada-Soviet Hockey Series of 1972, Douglas Fisher of Hockey Canada, and Alan Eagleson of the NHL Players' Association, arranged to bring national teams from Europe to compete against Canada and the US in tournaments which would be staged, every 3 or 4 years, in North American arenas.

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    Canada Games (Jeux du Canada)

    The Canada Games are a national sporting event held every two years in Canada, both the Winter and Summer Games being held at four-year intervals.

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    Canada's Disappointing Week at 2002 Winter Games

    Behold the long-suffering Canadian sports fan. A curious beast, prone to moans and grumbling and yet, for all that, possessed of a seemingly indomitable, utterly inexplicable, sense of optimism. This time things will be different. This time my heart will not break.This article was originally published in Maclean's Magazine on March 4, 2002

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    Canada’s Golden age of Hockey

    Our men and women’s stirring victories revealed the value of planning, patience and sheer unbridled talent. This is Canada on a gold-medal tear.This article was originally published in Maclean's Magazine on March 10, 2014

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    Canada's Rowers Win Silver

    After the heroic row to the finish by the Canadian men's four last Saturday, after the photo finish showed they'd failed, by a mere 8-100ths of a second, to catch Great Britain, Buffy Williams walked as close to the Olympic medal podium as security would permit to witness a silver medal being draped over her husband Barney's head.This article was originally published in Maclean's Magazine on August 30, 2004

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    Canada's Slow Medal Start at Athens

    LET OTHERS OBSESS about Canada's slow medal start in the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens. The national baseball team has better things to do, both on the field and off.This article was originally published in Maclean's Magazine on August 30, 2004

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    Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

    Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is Canada's national museum of sport, dedicated to preserving and increasing Canadians' awareness of their sport heritage. Founded in 1955 through the efforts of Harry I. Price, a former assistant athletics commissioner of Ontario, it was originally located in Toronto but it moved to Calgary in 2011.

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    Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

    The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum began as a non-profit, charitable foundation in 1983. While its original home was in Toronto, the Hall of Fame and Museum moved to its current location in St. Marys, in southwestern Ontario, in 1994, opening its doors to the public in 1998.

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    Canadian Canoe Museum

    The Canadian Canoe Museum, located in Peterborough, Ont, is a national heritage centre that explores the importance of CANOEING to Canadians. Its collection comprises 580 canoes and kayaks and 1000 canoe-related artifacts, including whaling dugouts, bark canoes, skin kayaks, and more.

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    Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum

    The Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Hamilton, Ont. While its official opening took place 28 November 1972, discussions about the concept had been taking place since 1962.

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    Canadian Football League (CFL)

    The Canadian Football League (CFL) began its formal existence in January 1958. It represented a merger of the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (founded in 1907) and the Western Interprovincial Football Union (founded in 1936). Currently, the Ottawa Redblacks, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Toronto Argonauts and Montreal Alouettes make up the East Division. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Calgary Stampeders, Edmonton Elks and BC Lions play in the West Division. Each team plays 18 games in a 21-week season (June to October) to qualify for the playoffs and a chance to compete for the Grey Cup — the oldest professional football championship in North America. The league has had a colourful history that includes many memorable Grey Cup games, repeated financial difficulties, the death and rebirth of two franchises and a failed expansion to the United States.

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    Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum

    The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum is located at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. The museum's archives comprise extensive histories on the game of GOLF, Canadian golfers and golf courses, Hall of Famers, and more.

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    Canadian Grand Prix

    From 1971 to 1977, (except 1975), the Canadian stage of the world circuit took place at Mosport. In 1977, Jody Scheckter, in his Wolf Ford, was the last Mosport champion. The drivers then refused to participate in the racing judging the track too dangerous.

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    Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame

    The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame was founded in 1976 but remained without a home for 20 years. On 22 Aug 1997, the Ontario Jockey Club provided a permanent site at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario.

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